British Council Announces IELTS Awards 2016



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The British Council today announced the opening of the British Council IELTS Awards for 2016-2017. The British Council IELTS Awards were launched with the objective of supporting Nepalese students intending to study in an English-speaking country in February 2015. Coming off a yearlong success, this year also, 2 Nepali IELTS candidates will get an award of NPR 5,00,000 each towards the cost of tuition fees. The British Council IELTS Awards aim to help Nepalese students pursue the opportunity of a higher education abroad, once they have taken the initial step of proving their English language ability with IELTS. This award will help Nepalese candidates boost their long term career chances in a global market. Most importantly, it is a commitment to realising British Council’s aspiration of enabling young people to achieve their life goals.

Find more information about eligibility here

“This award is aimed at helping Nepalese candidates boost their long term career chances in the global market. It’s a wonderful opportunity, and the prize money is generous, so I fully recommend that candidates enter and try and take advantage. Good luck to everyone.” says Dr Jovan Ilic, Director of The British Council in Nepal.

“IELTS helps open doors for people around the world. We're delighted to offer these awards so that we can create further opportunity for Nepalese students, and help them achieve their dreams” says Mark Elliott, Regional Business Development Manager, British Council.

About IELTS (the International English Language Testing System)

With over 2.2 million tests taken each year, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English test. Recognized by over 9,000 educational, employment and immigration organizations, IELTS is the only test accepted for immigration purposes in countries that require one. Designed by internationally renowned experts in English-language assessment, IELTS gauges English skills in the most reliable and consistent way possible.

Applicants must plan to enrol in a course abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year. Applications will be accepted through 29 July 2016.

For more information on the British Council IELTS Awards, including programme eligibility and application details, as well as details on registering and preparing for the IELTS test, please visit the British Council IELTS website.

About the British Council

Founded in 1934, the British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We are a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. Our 7,000 staff in over 100 countries work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes. For details of our work in Nepal, please visit